Derek is President and Chief Operating Officer of Pendleton Square Trust Company. He is responsible for overseeing the Company’s corporate and trust operations, as well as its legal and compliance areas. Derek began his career in trust and banking as a staff attorney with the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions in 2007. After several years of working on trust and banking legal matters, he became responsible for overseeing state trust regulation as the Department’s Trust Program Administrator. Subsequently, he joined Synovus Trust Company, N.A. in Columbus, Georgia, as Senior Compliance Officer. At Synovus, Derek worked closely with the Personal Trust, Retirement Plan and other business line groups to ensure compliance with federal banking and securities laws, and with the trust laws of states across the Southeast. He joined Pendleton Square as Chief Fiduciary Officer in 2015 and was recently promoted to his new roles.
Derek is licensed to practice law in Tennessee. He is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Middle Tennessee, the Nashville Bar Association and the Tennessee Bankers Association’s Trust Committee. He is also a JAG officer in the Tennessee National Guard, serving in the rank of Major. Derek resides in Brentwood with his wife and two sons.